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THE WASHINGTON TIMES, FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1915.
3fterfifri0t(m 3Bmd FUBLMHED EVERT. BVBNlH?i- (Inoludlng Sundays) Br The Washington Times Compsaj), TRB BfUNgBT BUILOtNO. Patina, ara. . FRANK A. MUNSEY, Presidsat. R. H. TITHERINGTON. SecrsUir. G H. POPE. Treasurer. Ore Year (facliMtn flnn.4. m U Mopthi, n.W. Thfw MonW Ma. FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1016. HAITI MUST MAKE OOOD The election of General Dartigue nave as President of the Haitian re public by the national assembly does not mean that the country is re established among the society of na tions and has been purged of its re cent crimes. The de facto govern ment will not be recognized as de jure until it shall have proven to the satisfaction of the United States that it is capable of maintaining satisfactorily its international rela tions, of discharging properly a gov ernment's functions and of fulfilling its obligations. This is the rule that President Wilson has laid down, in practice, regarding Latin-American States. It is an ancient American policy, in fact, but has received notable em phasis in the instance of Mexico. It is not based .upon the principle of ''egemony, but is justified under the ight, derived from common law, of putting down a nuisance at the na tion's doors. The real danger to the interests of this country in anarch istic conditions in neighboring re publics is indirect rather than im mediate, in that they carry within them the possibility of intervention by other powers for the protection of their nationals if the United States should refuse to act. But the intervention of the United States is always in the spirit of friend, and carries with it no thought other than to help the stricken country. BARON ISHII'S TASK Baron Kikuijuro Ishii, Japanese ambassador to France, has accepted Premier Okuma's tender of the for eign portfolio in Nippon's govern ment, and will be the cynosure of the world's eyes for many months to come. His post will not be dif ficult to maintain satisfactorily to hia chief, who is the idol of the most progressive elements of Japan, and it is not expected that insur mountable difficulties will be placed in his way by the Elder Statesmen. Japan is at the threshold, of what, no man can say. With aggres sive designs, with dreams of empire building, of mastery of the Orient, of dominance in the Pacific ocean, -he views the conflict across the At lantic with interest equal to that of the United States, and with even more immediate concern. She is pre paring, if not already prepared, for any eventuality, and her watchful waiting is not unaccompanied by the partial fulfillment of on ambitious program of joint conquest and com mercial expansion. Ishii's task is to assist in the con solidation of the interests already acquired, to complete the industrial a-nd, if possible, political subjuga tion of China, and to retain the friendship of the United States, at the same time not permitting that delicate dispute over the California land law to fade completely away, but to nourisl) it as an instrument to be evoked in the future, if need be. The new foreign minister has vis ited the United States, and is not unacquainted with American cus toms, laws, and sentiment. He is" disposed toward friendship with us, and that relationship will be main tained so long as Japan really de sires to support it. THE FUNCTIONS OF A LIBRARY The modern library is much more than a collection of books. Among other things the Washington Public Library is an nrt collection. The sort of art is not that which sells for fabulous prices, and re quires the bequests of millionaires 'o buy; in fact the entire collection at the library here is said to have cost about $600. Much of it was gained by the use of intelligence ind a pair of shears. By making use of the magazines and newspapers, and by taking ad vantage of chances to buy prints of he old masters, and the new ones, oo, the library has acquired a col 'ection of thousands of pictures which are of high educational value. These are npt arranged about the place for decorative purposes. They -onform to the function of things which find a place in a circulating ibrary. They circulate. More than 100,000 loans, Librarian Bowerman estimates, were made of them last year. The ways in which such a collec tion can be used are numerous. The mature study collection is employed .n the primary classes of the schools. The art reproductions are used in the drawing classes in the schools, ind in art study clubs. They are ejng borrowed constantly. The lit 'rary collection mainly comprises oictures of places and persons made 'amous in literary works and is used n schools and in literary study Usses as well as by individual stu- dents. The geographical collection is drawn upon freely by newspapers for reproduction. This is only one phase of the serv ice rendered by modern library such as has been developed here to a marked degree. THB JITNEY AS A "FIRST AID" Again the humble jitney comes to the rescue. Out in Chicago it won attention for effective service during the street car strike. In Washington it rushes as a "first aid" to the travel along Sixteenth street which otherwise might have been incon venienced by the stoppage of the herdics. The operation of the jitneys along Sixteenth street furnishes a hint of a use to which the jitney might be put in many cities with the least interference to regular street car lines. Street cars probably will never be permitted on Sixteenth street any more than they would be allowed on Fifth avenue or River side Drive in New York. On Sixteenth street the jitneys might well be made to serve about the same purpose that the more un wieldy buses now do on the New York thoroughfares mentioned. Many visitors to Washington -wish to ride out Sixteenth street, on which are some of the Capital's most beautiful homes, and a number of the embassies and legations of for eign powers. Thero is likewise a goodly amount of local traffic to be had on the street for any convey ances that would render regular and comfortable service. For these reasons the jitney, un like a prophet, bids fair to be not without honor in its own country. THE SALOON'S NEW SIDE LINE Soon, in Indianapolis, the "boys" will be able to wander up to one bar in that city, nonchalantly prop a foot on the rail and a knee against the bar, and call for a "nut sundae." The canny saloon keeper explains that many men come as far as the front door when some one in the group" will assert his preference for a drug store, and off go the poten- tial customers. The temperance folk Geneve mo i, gwecu unu mcunoi nave a mutual antagonism, ana if a man can be induced to .have that first nut sundse, they promise, he will be Im mune from any further alcoholic ap petite for the day. There used to be a juvenile court judge in Washington who recom mended that those who came to him for imbibing too freely should carry lumps of sugar in their pockets and eat one every time they wished a drink until one ruddy nosed pris oner asked how he was to carry all that sugar around. That stumped the judge. McCutcheon once drew a' cartoon in which he graphically presented what might happen if the unwritten laws f "treating" were applied to eating chicken, a-nd the last cartoon of the series showed the party in dread dyspeptic agonies while the table was piled high with the and darned the cotton garment8 of rounds" of chickens. To the inno-1 family till Httle of the original cent bystander the nut sund prob-jWas to be Been and dipped tea and lem looks as dangerous as the 1 8Ugar gcanty measure. But if chicken marathon. The saloon maryjwe 8hould ever engage in a world liiuopci xur u nine, oui wnat IS 10 become of the digestions of its patrons ? The experiment will be watched by temperance folk and others alike. Even the drug stores should not suf fer much. Instead of aromatic spirits of ammonia the "morning after" feeling will call for pepsin. Or will the saloon try to furnish that, too? A ROMANCE OF ART Everyone suspected that "Mona Lisa" had a deep, dark secret behind that inscrutable smile. For years she has been a sort of a hostess at the Louvre, greeting streams of pil grims with her famous smile un clouded, and cheering but perplex ing them as they passed to the more alluring if less puzzling ladies on exhibition there. All these years her reputation has been, like Caesar's wife'B ought to have been, above reproach. Her con duct has been impeccable, her char acter unassailed Even when she so mysteriously disappeared no one at - tributed her flight to a vulgar elope- ment, and even when she was found in seclusion in Italy not a whisper went around that she may have made off with one of those irresisti ble Italian counts. Now her kidnaper, it is reported, is trying to put her in the class with Mme. de Stael, or the Empress Josephine, or Mme. Pompadour. He does not even tinge her story with the glamour of romance. He would have us believe that she stooped, at la-st, to the intrigues of European politics. Long ago the pulling of the European political levers by women had been consigned to romance. But, so this story goes, the "Mona Lisa" allowed herself to be spirited away by an Italian in league with a German agent so that trouble might be created between France and Italy. These are the sad facts. Many whose confidence in the virtue of the inscrutable lady has been unshaken will not believe this of her now, i Others who think the whole world is allied with "kultur" may think, if they will, that the Joconde at last has fallen a victim of modern "effi ciency." Even a- thing of beauty, she may have realized, cannot be a joy j through numberless centuries. To those who believe this another idol has been shattered. Just how the stealing of the "Mona Lisa" by a single Italian was , going to disrupt the relations of the I Italian and Freich governments is not clear, but why spoil a modem romance by quibbling about com monplace facts? WAR ECONOMIES' English women have organized a society in which they bind them selves to curtail the use of imports, to wear gowns till they are worn out instead of discarding them because of change of style, to employ no men as servants save those who btc in capacitated for war, and to use motors only in cases of necessity. But the Germans, by systematic and enforced frugality, by substitu tion and invention, have raised the art of economy to the nth power. The close attention of their chem ists has been given to providing something to serve in the place of the cotton which war left on our piers and in our warehouses. Nettles and willow trees provide the best material. The nettle fiber, exten sively used before our Southern fields put their wealth at the dis posal of European countries, is now treated by improved methods and gives large returns. Detailed reports of the fcest way to use the fiber of willow bark have been published and several patents have been taken out for making it available in textiles. This fiber is finer and stronger than that of hemp and is nearly equal to that of cotton in strength. Its absorbing power is so great that it is in constant de mand for hospitals. Our cottonseed oil and the olive oil of Italy have been imported into Germany for years in enormous quantities. Their place is being rap idly taken by oil extracted from sun flower seeds. " Since sunflowers cam be abundantly cultivated in almost any 6olli and iince the flavor of the U jl is proving not unpalatable, a taBte may be formed that will per manently banish cottonseed oil from some kitchens and tnbles, in Ger many at least. A satisfactory treat ment is also being used for trans-1 forming fish oils into edible fats. Before the war camphor gathered from the camphor tree of Japan was an important import into Germany and was used both in medicino and in the manufacture of smokeless powder; but the synthetic camphor of the laboratory is of greater pur ity, stronger as a disinfectant and, at present prices, cheaper than the vegetable product. The close alliance between gov ernment and the theoretic knowl edge of the school has made econo mies possible in Germany that dwarf those of other countries. In the civil war our grandmothers patched war we should have to organize our economies after the German model as carefully as we should organize our soldiers and munitions. Judging from the manner in which Galliard cut has been cutting up, those first battleships to pass through the canal will also be the last. Nothing is proved by the Penn- sylvania- scientist's assertion that no man ever saw a hoopsnake, except that prohibition is making vast strides. Of course, a jitney line on the Avenue of the Presidents doesn't necessarily imply that the next cam paign funds will be operated on the same expansive scale. . Dante's only mistake was in writ ing his "Inferno" before seeing Mex ico first. From an European point of view, the latest eruption of Vesuvius is a Tanr failure, all the women and chil- dren having escaped, j IN CAPITAL TODAY Today. V Concert. United States Soldiers' Home Band. at bandstand In grounds. Masonic Hope Lodge, No. 20. Odd Fellows Lodsea, Central, tropotls. No, 1C; Phoenix, No. Washington nebekah, No. 3 Rrbekah, No. 4. No. 1; Me- 18. Martha and Dorcas Amusements. Keith's Vaudeville at 2:16 and V1& p. m. Glen Echo Park Open-air amusements all day and evening. Tomorrow. Odd Fellows Patriarchs Militant, drill and social. Knights of rythlas Ways and means com mutes. Knights of Columbus "Boosters' " smokor, Columbus Country Club. Meeting, District Suffrage League, People's Korurn, eighth street and Pennsylvania avenue northwest. Ip. B, WHArS ON PROGRU GEORGE WASHINGTON WINS FOR AUSTRIA Genealogists Making Study of Work of Distant Relative of America's First President. Oorge Washington has been winning medals for distinguished service in the Austrian army. This fnct. mentioned in dispatcher, set German-Americans to studying tno genealogy of the Father of His Coun try. Washington descendants in this country are ahout ns numerous as those who trace their ancestry back to tho Mayflower pnssengern. Many of them live In Washington and In Alexandria. But It was not generally known that a branch of the Washington family long has Decn prominent In Austrian affairs. A few genealogical experts, however, recalled that tho Dutch-Austrian branch of tho Washington family has been prominent In continental affairs for centuries. The explanation, offered by one historian, who writes to the Baltimore Hun, Is this: "It is, of course, well known that the American Washlngtons are descended rrom that John Washington who ned from Kngland In company with other royalists, during the supremacy of Oli ver Cromwell. It was at this time that Henry Washington followed Charles II Into exile Into Holland, there marrying the daughter of a burgomaster In Rot terdam." This branch of the Washington fam ily, tho records show, lived In Holland for several centuries, but a descendant, Jnmes Washington, fought with the Bavarians in tho wars of 100 years ago, which brought nbout the downfall of Napoleon. About tho time of the battle of Waterloo this James Washington was, created a Bavarian baron. Tho account concludes, "James Wash ington's son. Baron Maximilian Wash ington, settled in Auptrla after marry ing the Royal Duchess FYederlcka of Oldenburg. This family was distinctly proud of their Amorlcan kinsman as the first 'resident of tho I'nlted States, and the writer has been Informed that, they bore the same arms as the Washlngtons of America. The present George Wash ington is a widower, fifty yeara of age, and Is reported to be the last of this European lino of the Washington fam ily." TAKES IN STRANGER AS HER HUSBAND English Woman Fooled by Alleged Impostor, Representing Him self as British Sergcnt. LONDON. Aug. 18. A remarkable enso wns hoard In Manchester court, when n man was arraigned on the chargo of falsely representing himself as Sergeant Herbert Dandy, of the Manchester regi ment. The testimony brought out that the real sergeant had been reported miss ing at the Dardanelles on July 15 and thnt his wife had been so Informed. Eleven days later the ftllrfccd Impostor appeared ret Mrs. Dandy's house, wear ing khaki. When she asked who he wns he replied, "It's Herbert." They embraced, and he stayed at tho hpuse a week. The neighbors began to express doubt as to the man's Identity unUl the wife, grew suspicious. Finally Ave com rades of Dandy saw him, but he failed to Identify any of them correctly. Then he waa orrested, but Mrs. Dandy's rela tives are still uncertain. The court held him for further exam ination. Is Mother of Five Babies in 18 Months BROOKLYN. Aug. 13. Mrs. Anna Bellamo has precsntcd her husband with five bablps In a year and a half. He Is ve.ry proud. Twins, boy and girl, were born fifteen months ago, and triplets, two boys nnd a girl, on August 8. All are thriving and so Is the mother. This Is her seoond assay at twins, a pair hav ing been born eight years ago, making seven children in three births. All are living. Concerts Today By U. S. S. Mayflower Band, at the Navy Yard, at 4 p. m. H. J. PETERMAN, Bandmaster. March. "Dreadnaught" Losey Overture. "Fra Dlavolo" Auber Waltr. "Geraldlne" Dodge Selection. "Oloconda" Ponchtelll Serenado. "Under tho Palms," Haack Excerpts from "Rtgoletto" Verdi Finale. "Down in bom-ilombay." Carroll "The Star-Spangled Banner." By the Naval Gun Factory Band, Navy Yard, at 8 p. m. ANTONIO CELFO. Director. March. "Heroes of tho Isthmus," Lamps Overture. "Morning, Noon and NlKht In Vienna." Suppe Waltz hesitation, "The Nlght- innale" Nevln Grand selection. "Atda" Veral (a) "Wrap Me In a uundle," Van Alstyne (b) "Qpwn In Bom-Bombay," Cnrroll Gems from "The Prince of IMlsen." Luders Patrol. "I'm on My "Way to Dublin Bay," arranged by Lampe (Paraphrase on the populnr song.) "Tho star-Spanglod Banner." By the U. S. Soldiers' Horn Band, Bandstand, at 0:40 EMIL A. FENSTAD. Assistant Director. March, "First Brigade, I. N. O.." Wei don Overture. "Beautiful Galatla," Suppe Characteristic, "Sleigh Bell Dance," Brooks Grand Selection, "The Bohemians," Puccini Descriptive Fantasy, "Winter." Lampe Waltzes. "The Rose That Will Never Die" Snyder Finale. "It's Tulip Time in Hol land" Whiting "The Star-Spangled Banner." By the Engineer Band, at Garfield Park, 7:30 o'clock. FRANK J. WEBER. Chief Musician. March. "Colts Armory" Smith Overture. "La Cnld" Thomaa (a) Morceau, "Whispering Flow ers" von Blon (M Polonlls. "On Mountain Heights" ? Klesler Echoes from the Opera Mackle Selection. "High Jinks" Frlml Waltz "Jolly Fellows" .. . Vollstedt Medley, "Popular Melodies". .Sterns One-Step, "Sandy River Rag'. .Allen "The Star-Spangled Banner." J Gold Shipment Places Enormous Task Upon U. S. Treasury Officials Mint Authorities Test Every Coin and Bar Through the Melting Pot No Guarantee Accepted World Extensively Scraped for Gold to Send to United States. By JUDSOtf The receipt by the United or more of imported gold imposes York subtreasury, the mint, and the New York assay office of pro-, portions that the public does not realize. There has been a remarkable dearth of detailed information regarding the shipment, and even in official circles it has been im possible to learn even the precise amount of gold shipped, or in what form it came. It has not been widely realized how extensively the world has been scraped over for gold to be sent to the United States. In the last few months the very unusual phenomenon of large gold im ports from China," by way of our west coast, has been observed. LIQUIDATION IN CHINA. These amount thus far to about IS, 000,000 according to tha best Inform ation that officials have been able to got But there has been the utmost difficulty getting the official, cus tom house figures to tally with inform ation from financial circles, both as to these Paclfio coast receipts and as to n-ovements from Canada. The importation of gold from Japan Is not at all unusual, though this coun try normally has a considerable trado balancr; against It in Us transactions with both Japan and China, But gold imports from China are unusual, and a curious explanation has been suggested for the recent movement in this direc tion from that country. It Is that German Investments in China have been in process of liquida tion as fast as possible, save at great risks, to send gold or securities to Ger man, so it Is suspected that the prloo at which the German holdings nave hn nnlrl Hiiji tiAffn r.nr...nt.ri In m considerable extent by the movement of gold to this country; It Is at least safe here, and can wait till more auspicious times for further movement. New Gold Current. Even from Australia a considerable amount of gold has come to this coun try, and more Is expected. Shipments from this quarter have thus far amount ed to about (2,000.000. Finally, it ' la known arrangements are making for the transfer of gold In future dlreot from Cape Town to the United States. This will be a new gold current, for South Africa's gold has heretofore gone) direct to London and from there been distributed to the world. The arrange ment for direct imports to this country are presumed to be Inspired by desire to avoid the necessity of carrying the frecloojs cargoes through the war zone, t Is considered hlgHly significant that these arrangements have been found desirable, because it suggests that the British authorities are mobilizing their resources all over the world, and plan ning to cope with every exigency that may arise. Through the Melting Pot. The physical operation of handling a hugo Importation of gold la one to ap pal the mint and assay authorities. Uncle Sam takes no gold on faith. The bar may look like gold, feel like it. weigh like it : but no difference. It must ! be melted up by the assayers and guar anteed by them to be of the right quality and fineness. A BrltlBh sovereign Is no more sacred In the eye of the mint au thorities than a nugget from a Klon dike creek. The only gold that can get past the 'Government without being re melted and assayed is American gold L British Pound Now Worth Only $4.73 3-1 6, According to New York Quotations. NEW YORK. Aug. IS. Acute demor alization marked the course of yester day's sterling exchange market, sight drafts on London falling more than Hi cents to $4.73 3-16 on the English pound, tho lowest level ever reported under the present method -of quoting, which was adopted in 1873. French exchange made a new low also, bills on Paris celling on a basis of $1 to 6.82H frnrics, against a rate of $1 to 6.18 francs In normal times, or In other words $1 in Amerlcn money could purchase bills of exchange worth b.Sthi francs, a larger discount being Involved than ever before in the history of International finance. Rapidly multiplying European obliga tions In this country lor purchases of munitions of war and general supplies, against which there x was no adequate offset trsjsn Imports of merchandise or from receipts of gold and sales of European-held American securities, ex plained the downward movement Foreign trade figures yesterday for tho port of Now York alone showed an excess of exports of merchandise over imports to the value of almost $7,000, 000, making since Sunday an excess of more than $17,000,000, or nn amount only slightly under the total of gold Just received from London. Extra Cipher in Date May Block Hanging A legal technicality Is relied upon In an appeal to the United States Supreme Court to save the life of a Wyoming man, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to be hanged. It appears from the record that the Information against Orange W. White charged him with the murder of An derson Coffee on "August 12. 15013." The supreme court of Wyoming held that the "19013" was merely a clerical or typographical error, a.i it wns evident that an old blank form with the num erals "1P0-" had been used and that the "13" had been added. Counsel for White, however, obtained a writ of supersedeas and carried tho case to tbe court of last reaort LONDON EXCHANG QWEST QN RECORD C. WELLIVER. Slates Government of $35,000,000 a task on the Treasury, the New, coin, and even it Is received by weight, not by count; It would be too easy oth erwise for a group of enterprising spec ulators to 'accumulate a stock of coin, sweat it for a comfortable profit, and theft unload It on Uncle Sam. It was not known today. In Washing ton, In what form the present big ship ment Is coming ; but there was an im pression that a considerable share of it wa-ln American double eagles. These would not be required to be melted. But whatever part comes In bars and for eign mintages must go through the melt ing pot Part Payment Made. It was stated that the biggest single consignment of gold that ever went to the assay office In a single day, in such form thnt it required to be melted, was about (2,000,000. The task, then, of handling a single job of possibly $38, 000,000 may be imagined. It would re qulro a long time, and If the owners of the gold were compelled to lose its value for business purposes the Interest Item would be considerable. Gold on the seas always loses its Interest during transit But Uncle Sam does all he can to minimize the losses. When an Importa tlon of bullion comes here, consigned to a banking house. It Is hauled around to tno subtreasury, and arter examina tion and Inspection of the guarantees, a part payment is made In a check on the Treasurer of the United States. It Is the custom to pay as large a per centage of the Invoiced value as can be advanced with entire safety; commonly about 75 per cent. Beyond that, the payments are deferred until the assayers have given the entire consignment an official certificate of character. Account of Stock. Authorities on gold are having a hard time nowadays trying to keep track of the world's stocks. Since the war be gan an Immense amount of gold has been added to the money 'stocks of the Arorld, especially in Germany, France, and Italy, where people have from pat riotic motives contributed art works. Jewelry, and the' like to the national supplies of precious metal. On tho other hand there has been some hoarding of gold, and the result ant of these various causes cat only be guessed from the statements of the various great banks, which have shown big Increases In the visible supply of the yellow stuff. It Is now generally believed that the efforts to bring gold out of hiding have been sufficiently suc cessful to overcome the tendency to ward Its sequestration, and to Increase very considerably the world's banking basis of the metal. If this Increase Is sufficiently large. It may even have an effect, by way of Inflating the money stock of the world, that will be felt a long time after the war. CRUISER AND TEEL STEIEH1ECKED Portuguese Warship Founders and Swedish Vessel Goes Ashore. LISBON, Aug. 13. The Portuguese cniser Republica foundered on tho rooks oft ETlcelra, twenty-two miles northwest of Lisbon, today and Is a total loss. Her crew has been taken off und her larger guns salvaged. Tho Republica displaced 1,635 tons and carried a ciew of SO men. She waa built in 1899. LONDON. Aug. 13. Tho 4.63S-ton Swedish steamer Klruna, from Phila delphia to Stockholm, has gone ashore on me tsuernes islands, sixty miles west of Liverpool. Dispatches to Lloyd's said in all probability she will be a trtnl wreck. The Klruna was built only two years ago and is a modern steel-screw steam er. She waa built at Sunderland and Is 3SS feet long with a nfty-four-foot beam. Her owners are a Stockholm steamship Arm. Art More to Her Than Husband; Gets Divorce PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 13. It was a question of art or husband, and Mrs. Kathleen Belcher, society woman and singer, chose art. As a result. Judge Gatens granted J. W. Belcher a divorce from his wife on the ground of desertion. The desertion came when Mrs. Belcner went to Paris to studv music. "I begged her to stay and make a home for me." Belchertold the court, "but she said her art was more Im portant." Street Cars in Smash On Brooklyn Bridge NEW YORK, -us. "3. A street car smash-up on llronklyn bridge early today caused a tie-up of traffic on the structure and a near-panic among pisfengrrs on their way to work In Manhattan. Several were slightly Injured; IS KILLED AT FRONT Baron von Bleichroeder Dies in Action With Germans Dur ing Warsaw Advance. AMSTERDAM, Aug. 13. Baron von Bleichroeder hero In a romantic lova affair of hlch court circles that eclips ed fiction, has been killed In action with the German army before Warsaw, according to Berlin advices received here last night. Love for the young baron caused tho beautiful Princess Sophie of Saxc- v eimar to shoot and kill herself in hPi father's castle two years ago be cause barriers of rank prevented their marriage. The baron, son or tne ram ous German banker and heir to ono of the greatest fortunes In Europe, dropped out of sight until his namo was posted In the latest casualty lists. Fresh from Berlin and Heidelberg, the handsome vnuncr hnrnn fnli vio lently In love with the princess. Her winer, wno once had been a rldlns master and wnlter In New York, but had been elevated to nnhllltv fn.r ha obtained wealth, Is said to have looked on tne match with favor, but tho Grand Duke Ernest, head of the House of Saxe-Welmer, threatened to disin herit the princess if she married be neath her rank. For seven years the princess sought to move tho grand duke. Finally her baron-lover gave up In despair and sailed for America. He plunged into the swirl of Wall Street and for a year tried to blot out the memory of the princess by diligent work In an International banking house. In 1910 the old love called him back. There were more meetings between tha baron and princess and according to Paris newspapers secret meetings and trips Incognito through France. Then the princess made one final ap peal to her father and the grand duke. There was a violent scene In Heldel burg castle. The princess retired to her-apartment. A shot rang out and servants rushed in to find her dead. E OF GRAVEYARD SUIT Objections to Homes on Old Cemetery Site Lead to $170,000 Foreclosure. NEW YORK, Aug. 13. The Mutual Life Insurance Company has filed suit in tho supreme court against the trustees of 8t. Patrick's Cathedral, Gustavo C. Herre, and others to foreclose a mort gpjjn for $170,000 on the old Catholic cemetery property occupying the bulk of the block bounded by Eleventh and Twelfth streets. Avenue A and First avenue. Counsel for the Insurance corn pan said the trustees of the cathedral arc only nominal defendants, becauae the church sold the entire plot in 1!U2. It Is understood that the necessity of foreclosure arises from the failure up to the present time of the plan for dlspor tng of the plot for building lots for tentment housen. The plan under con sideration when tho property whs bought from the church was to build houses to be occupied by Italians, but the promoters aoon learned that the Italians had serious objection to living on property that had once been a bury ing ground, nnd that If It became gen erally known that 5,000 persons had at one time been buried there the houses would be hard to fill with tenants It was last used In 1861, and tho bod ies were moved to Calxary Cemetery i-i 1909. DRY ARIZONA SHUTS OUT CHURCH WINES Railroad Refuses to Carry It Until the Law Is Construed By Court. DOUGLAS. Ariz., Aug. 13. Churches which use wines for sacramental pur poses will not receive renewed supplies until suit Is brought to test the Stats prohibition law on that point, according to Eugene S. Ives, railroad attorney. Mr. Ives, in a letter to R. N. French, representing the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception here, said the railroads would not accept for shipment into Arlzano any beverage containing alcohol, no matter for what purpose such beverage was Intended, until the law had been construed by proper Ju dicial authorities. Parents Can't Identify Son, Ask Grandmother NEW YORK, Aug. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glass, of Jersey City, who left a few days ngo for Norman, Okla., to identify a boy as their son, James Gloss, who was stolen May 12 last, havo wired to relatives they are uncertain as to his identity. Now tho child Is to be brought back for Jimmy's grandmother to look at. If It is Jimmy, she will know him, sho says, and the parents believe she Is rlirht- It seems that Jimmy's grandmother can settle the question If anybody tO the world can. She hus had the care OC the child during the greater part of hU) four vears, and had grown as fond of him as he had of her. The attention the grandmother lavished on him was a result of the absence from home of his father, who is a traveling salesman. Jimmy's mother travels, too, and so his core devolved upon the grand mother. Divorcee to Marry Husband's Best Man HARTFORD. Aug. 13 Senator E W. Hooker has anonunced his daughter, Rosalie Turner Hooker, will be married this month In San Francisco to Francis Stllwell Dixon, a New York artist, son of Capt. J. W. Dixon, of Flushing, L. I. Mr. Dixon was best man at the mar riage of his cousin. Prof. William r. Welllntr. and Miss Hooker. She dlverced Mr. Welllnir at Boise, Idaho, several months ago. Now G. W.'s Oak Must Go. NEW YORK, Aug. 13. An oak tree 160 years old, to which George Wash ington tied- his horse several times while camping at Morrlstown, N. J., has been ordered removed from the center of Prospect street, Madison, N. J., by Chairman Plerson of the common coun cil road and sidewalk committee. More than 100 requests have been received tor pieces ot the tree. ROMANTIC HERO T T C